Airing on DittyTV, Born In Bristol tells the story of The Bristol Sessions, a 12-day period in the summer of 1927 when recording pioneer Ralph Peer brought now-legendary artists such as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers into a warehouse to record, capturing what is now known as the “Big Bang” of country music, the genesis of a genre that would help define generations.
Tennessee Tourism and DittyTV have partnered to bring this important story to viewers around the globe, commemorating country music’s origins of recorded sound with A-listers like Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, and Vince Gill, to name a few.
The Bristol Sessions have long been considered the blueprints of what country music is, “…ordinary songs about ordinary people…told in such a sweet, extraordinary way,” as Parton put it. Or, as Eric Church stated: “It was the first time it [country music] was recorded, it was documented, and it was the bible of country music. It is still the bible for country music.”
Directed by Anthony “Chusy” Haney-Jardine, Born In Bristol is a stunning, one-hour experience that will change the way you think about country music simply by bringing you closer to its roots and a pivotal time when “hillbilly” sounds were captured like lightning in a bottle, forever changing the course of American culture.
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